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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420

Phone, 202-273-4900

SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ........Jesse Brown

Executive Assistant to the Secretary ........Linda R. Kaufman

Special Assistant to the Secretary ........Patricia Carrington

Deputy Secretary ........Hershel Gober

Assistant to the Deputy Secretary ........Dewey Spencer

Chief of Staff ........Harold F. Gracey, Jr.

Deputy Chief of Staff ........Richard Pell, Jr.

Veterans' Service Organization Liaison ........Philip Riggin

White House Liaison ........Heyward Bannister

Executive Secretary ........Nancy Tackett, Acting

Inspector General ........Stephen A. Trodden

Chairman, Board of Contract Appeals ........Guy H. McMichael III

Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization


........Scott F. Denniston

General Counsel ........Mary Lou Keener

Special Assistant to the General Counsel ........Neil Richman

Deputy General Counsel ........Robert E. Coy

Assistant General Counsels ........James P. Kane, John H. Thompson, A.


Audley Hendricks, Neal C. Lawson, William E. Thomas, Jr., Norman G. Cooper

Chairman, Board of Veterans' Appeals ........Charles L. Cragin

Executive Assistant to the Chairman ........Steven L. Cohn

Director, Analysis, Planning and Management Operations ........Ronald R. Aument

Counsel to the Chairman ........Steven L. Keller

Counsel to the Chairman, Litigation Support ........Constance B. Tobias

Counsel to the Chairman, Legal Affairs ........Mary Gallagher

Vice Chairman ........Roger K. Bauer

Deputy Vice Chairman ........Richard B. Standefer


Director, Administration Service ........Richard W. Baker

Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration ........John T.


Farrar, M.D., Acting

Chief of Staff ........Dennis H. Smith

Medical Inspector ........Charles Koerber, Acting

Staff Director ........(vacancy)

Deputy Under Secretary for Health ........(vacancy)

Executive Assistant ........Lydia Mavridis

Deputy Under Secretary for Health, Administration and Operations


........C. Wayne Hawkins

Executive Assistant ........(vacancy)

Associate Chief Medical Director for Operations ........Sanford M. Garfunkel

Deputy Associate Chief Medical Director for Operations ........(vacancy)

Regional Director (Region 1 -- Eastern) ........Barbara Gallagher

Director, Field Support ........(vacancy)

Regional Director (Region 2 -- Central) ........Al Zamberlan

Director, Field Support ........Alan T. Maurer

Regional Director (Region 3 -- Southern) ........Richard Miller

Director, Field Support ........Jonathan Gardner

Regional Director (Region 4 -- Western) ........(vacancy)

Director, Field Support ........David I. Given

Associate Deputy Chief Medical Director for Clinical Programs


........David H. Law, M.D., Acting

Deputy Associate Deputy Chief Medical Director for Hospital-Based Services


........Gabriel Manasse, M.D., Acting

Deputy Associate Deputy Chief Medical Director for Ambulatory Care


........(vacancy)

Assistant Chief Medical Director, Dentistry ........Chester P. Paczkowski,


D.D.S.

Assistant Chief Medical Director for Geriatrics and Extended Care


........Thomas T. Yoshikawa, M.D.

Director, Readjustment Counseling Service ........Arthur Blank, Jr., M.D.


Assistant Chief Medical Director for Environmental Medicine and Public
Health ........Susan H. Mather, M.D.

Deputy Associate Deputy Chief Medical Director for Rehabilitation and


Prosthetics ........James L. Green, M.D., Acting

Assistant Chief Medical Director for Nursing Programs ........Nancy Valentine

Associate Chief Medical Director for Research and Development


........Dennis B. Smith, M.D.

Director, Medical Research Service ........Martin Albert, M.D.

Director, Health Services Research and Development Service ........Daniel


Deykin, M.D.

Associate Chief Medical Director for Academic Affairs ........Elizabeth M.


Short, M.D.

Director, Affiliated Residency Programs ........Victor S. Wahby, M.D., Acting

Director, Learning Resources Service ........Diane Wiesenthal, Acting

Director, Associated Health Professions Education Programs Service


........Charlotte Beason

Director, Administrative Operations Staff ........Evert H. Melander, Acting

Director, Continuing Education Service ........Eileen F. McFall

Associate Chief Medical Director for Quality Management ........Galen


Barbour, M.D.

Director, Quality Management Systems Office ........Jay Halpern

Director, Quality Management Planning and Evaluation ........Scott Beck

Director, Risk Management ........Debby Walder

Associate Chief Medical Director for Administration ........Alline Norman

Director, Administrative Services ........Ken Ruyle

Director, Medical Information Resources Management Office ........Robert


Koloder, M.D.

Director, Management Support Office ........Thomas J. Hogan

Director, Health Care Staff Development and Retention Office ........Greg Haag

Director, Medical Care Cost Recovery Office ........Walter Besecker

Director, Medical Sharing Office ........Arthur S. Hamerschlag

Director, Communications and Legislative Programs Office ........Gene


Hufford, Acting

Associate Chief Medical Director for Resource Management ........James P.


Brakefield, Acting

Director, Medical Programs Budget Office ........C.R. Wichlacz

Director, Strategic Planning and Policy Office ........James M. Gregg

Director, Management Review and Evaluation Office ........Maureen S. Baltay

Director, Construction Project Coordination and Budget Office


........Linda Kurz

Director, Construction Policy, Criteria and Facility Development Plan


Office ........Bruce Plecinski

Associate Chief Medical Director for Construction Management ........C.V.


Yarbrough

Director, Program and Financial Management Office ........Pamela P. Dix

Director, Information Management Office ........Michael J. Williams

Director, Real Property Management Office ........Lawrence J. Hill, Acting

Director, Western Area Project Management Office ........James W. Lawson

Director, Architecture and Engineering Office ........Lloyd H. Siegel

Under Secretary for Benefits, Veterans Benefits Administration


........R.J. Vogel

Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits ........Raymond H. Avent

Chief of Staff ........William D. Stinger

Director, Executive Secretariat ........Betty C. Nahadil

Director, Personnel Assistance Staff ........John P. Coghlan

Director, Budget and Finance Staff ........George Wolohojian

Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation Staff ........Lawrence J. Timko,


Acting

Director, Administrative Support Staff ........Paul Ising

Director, Debt Management Staff ........Daniel D. Osendorf

Director, Office of Planning ........(vacancy)

Director, Office of Information Technology ........Rhoda R. Mancher

Director, Eastern Area ........(vacancy)

Director, Central Area ........Stephen L. Lemons

Director, Southern Area ........Sam Maraman, Acting

Director, Western Area ........David M. Walls


Director, Compensation and Pension Service ........J. Gary Hickman

Director, Education Service ........Celia Dollarhide

Director, Loan Guaranty Service ........Keith Pedigo

Director, Veterans Assistance Service ........David A. Brigham

Director, Vocational Rehabilitation Service ........Dennis R. Wyant

Director, Insurance Service ........Thomas Lastowka

Director, National Cemetery System ........Jerry W. Bowen

Executive Assistant ........Lawrence J. De Meo, Jr.

Special Assistant ........Dina C. Wood

Director, Office of Field Operations ........Roger R. Rapp

Director, Field Programs Service ........Fred L. Watson

Director, Technical Support Service ........Robert B. Holbrook

Director, State Cemetery Grants Service ........Harold F. Graber

Director, Office of Operations Support ........Vincent L. Barile

Director, Budget and Planning Service ........Dorothy M. Mackay

Director, Executive Communications and Administration Service


........Alexander Havas

Director, Information Systems Service ........Mark P. Durocher

Director, Personnel Service ........Herbert H. Souza

Director, Public and Consumer Affairs Service ........William Jayne

Director, Office of Memorial Programs ........Donnell S. Mohr

Deputy Director ........Wayne A. Simpson

Director, Claims Evaluation Service ........Christine Farrell

Director, Acquisitions Service ........Joseph C. Kepple

Director, Program Analysis and Planning Service ........George H. Vogel

Directors, National Cemetery System Area Offices: ........

Philadelphia, PA ........Patrick J. Gartland

Atlanta, GA ........Thomas W. Creed

Denver, CO ........Thomas G. Balsanek


Assistant Secretary for Finance and Information Resources Management
........D. Mark Catlett

Deputy to the Assistant Secretary ........Stanley R. Sinclair

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget ........Shirley C. Carozza

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Management ........Robert Wilson,


Acting

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Resources Management


........Frank E. Lalley, Acting

Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning ........H. David Burge, Acting

Executive Officer ........Leslie Sawin

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy ........Edward Chow, Jr.

Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy ........Irwin Pernick

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning ........H. David Burge

Director, National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics


........Conrad R. Hoffman

Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration ........Eugene


A. Brickhouse

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management ........Ronald


E. Cowles

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Equal Opportunity ........Gerald K. Hinch

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration ........Robert W. Schultz

Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs ........Kathy


Elena Jurado

Executive Assistant ........Marti McAlister Gallo

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs ........Donald R. Smith, Acting

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs ........Dale Renaud

Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Facilities ........Gary J. Krump,


Acting

Executive Officer ........Candace M. Kane

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Materiel Management


........Gary J. Krump

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Security and Law Enforcement ........John


H. Baffa

Director, Veterans Canteen Service ........James B. Donahoe


Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs ........Edward P. Scott

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Liaison ........Dennis Duffy

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs ........Gil Coronado

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The Department of Veterans Affairs operates programs to benefit veterans


and members of their families. Benefits include compensation payments for
disabilities or death related to military service; pensions; education and
rehabilitation; home loan guarant y; burial; and a medical care program
incorporating nursing homes, clinics, and medical centers.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was established as an


executive department by the Department of Veterans Affairs Act (38 U.S.C.
201 note). The Department's predecessor, the Veterans Administration, had
been established as an independent agency under the President by Executive
Order 5398 of July 21, 1930, in accordance with the act of July 3, 1930
(46 Stat. 1016). This act authorized the President to consolidate and
coordinate the U.S. Veterans Bureau, the Bureau of Pensions, and the Nati
onal Home for Volunteer Soldiers.

The Department of Veterans Affairs comprises three organizations


that administer veterans programs: the Veterans Health Administration, the
Veterans Benefits Administration, and the National Cemetery System. Each
organization has field facilitie s and a Central Office component. The
Central Office also includes separate offices that provide support to the
top organizations' operations as well as to top VA executives. Top Central
Office managers report to the highest level of Department management ,
which consists of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Deputy
Secretary.

Assistant Secretaries

Six Assistant Secretaries provide policy guidance, operational support,


and managerial oversight to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary, the
administrations, and other top offices.

The Assistant Secretary for Finance and Information Resources


Management is VA's Chief Financial Officer and manages the Department's
budget process and fiscal operations. As Chief Information Resources
Officer, the Assistant Secretary oversees VA's information resources
management programs, which include integration and acquisition of
automated data processing and management of telecommunications activities.
The Assistant Secretary also directs the management controls and
performance measuremen t programs.

The Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning is responsible


for managing the Secretary's policy analysis and planning processes and
integrating both into the Secretary's Strategic Management Process. The
Assistant Secretary also provides anal ysis and statistical information on
veterans; and, as the Chief Minority Affairs Officer, ensures that VA
provides for full participation in its benefits and services by minority
veterans.
The Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Facilities provides
management and policy-level oversight of Departmentwide capital
facilities, real property, and asset management programs; acquisition and
materiel management activities and retail a nd food resale activities;
security, law enforcement, and emergency preparedness functions. The
Assistant Secretary also serves as VA's senior procurement executive in
accordance with Executive Order 12352 of March 17, 1982.

The Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration


provides direction and oversight of the Department's human resources and
equal opportunity programs. The Assistant Secretary also provides
direction and oversight of Central Office a dministration, and serves as
the Department's designated safety and health official.

The Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs


provides executive management for coordination of the information that VA
communicates to the general public through the news media and provisions
of policy guidance in public and intergovernmental affairs.

The Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs is responsible


for coordinating the Department's relations and activities with the
legislative branch; serves as the focal point for all departmental
interaction, management, and coordination of congressional affairs
activities; and is the primary point of contact on all policy matters with
Congress and on all actions between the Offices of the Secretary and the
Deputy Secretary and Members of Congress and their staffs.

Inspector General

The Office of Inspector General was established on January 1, 1978, to


consolidate audit, investigation, and related operations into a cohesive,
independent organization. The Office is headed by an Inspector General who
reports directly to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. The Inspector
General has the authority to inquire into all VA programs and activities
of persons or parties performing under grants, contracts, or other
agreements. The Inspector General is required to keep the Secre tary and
Congress fully informed about the problems and deficiencies in VA programs
and operations and the need for corrective action.

General Counsel

The General Counsel is the Department's chief legal officer on all matters
of law, litigation, and legislation. The General Counsel prepares, for the
Secretary's approval, legislative initiatives for submission to OMB and
Congress. The Gen eral Counsel interprets all laws pertaining to the
Department, has final legal authority in issuing Department regulations
implementing those laws, holds responsibility for the conduct of
litigation -- both independently and in coordination with the Justi ce
Department -- in State and Federal courts, the U.S. Court of Veterans
Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Board of Veterans' Appeals

The Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA) is responsible, on behalf of the


Secretary of Veterans Affairs, for entering the final appellate decisions
in claims of entitlement to veterans' benefits that arise under subsection
511(a) of title 38 of the United States Code. The Board is also
responsible for deciding matters concerning fees charged by attorneys and
agents for representation of veterans before VA. The mission of the Board,
set forth in title 38 of the United States Code, se ctions 7101-7110, is
to conduct hearings, consider and dispose of appeals properly before the
Board in a timely manner, and issue quality decisions in compliance with
the law. The Board is headed by a Chairman, who is appointed by the
President and confir med by the Senate, and who is directly responsible to
the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. BVA is authorized by statute to
comprise 67 Board members (including the Chairman), who are appointed by
the Secretary with the approval of the President and who are under the
administrative control and supervision of the Chairman. Each BVA decision
is signed by at least two Board members acting as agents of the Secretary.
Final BVA decisions are appealable to the United States Court of Veterans
Appeals.

Board of Contract Appeals

The Board of Contract Appeals was established on March 1, 1979, pursuant


to the Contract Disputes Act of 1978 (41 U.S.C. 601-613). The Board is a
statutory, quasi-judicial tribunal that hears and decides appeals from
decisions of Contracting Officers on claims relating to contracts awarded
by VA, or by any other agency when such agency or the Administrator for
Federal Procurement Policy has designated the Board to decide the appeal.

In August 1985, the Board's jurisdiction was expanded to include


applications for attorney fees and expenses under the Equal Access to
Justice Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. 504 note). Board decisions are final
within VA, but may be appealed, either by the Government or by the
contractor, to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

The Board also acts as a trier of disputed material facts in


debarment/suspension proceedings. Additionally, the Chairman of the Board
is the senior official within the Department to promote alternate dispute
resolution pursuant to the Administr ative Dispute Resolution Act (5
U.S.C. 581 note). Finally, the Board is charged with resolving any
disputes between drug manufacturers and the Secretary with regard to
pharmaceutical pricing agreements provisions of the Veterans Health Care
Act of 1992 (3 8 U.S.C. 101 note).

Health Services

The Veterans Health Administration, formerly the Veterans Health


Services and Research Administration, provides hospital, nursing home, and
domiciliary care, and outpatient medical and dental care to eligible
veterans of military service in the Armed Forces. It operates 171 medical
centers, 35 domiciliaries, 340 outpatient clinics, 127 nursing home care
units, and 196 Vietnam Veteran Outreach Centers in the United States, the
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the Republic of the Philippines, and
provides for similar care under VA auspices in non-VA hospitals and
community nursing homes and for visits by veterans to non-VA physicians
and dentists for outpatient treatment. It also supports veterans under
care in hospitals, nursing homes, and domici liaries operated by 35
States. Under the Civilian Health and Medical Program, dependents of
certain veterans are provided with medical care supplied by non-VA
institutions and physicians.

The Administration conducts both individual medical and


health-care delivery research projects and multihospital research
programs. It assists in the education of physicians and dentists, and with
training of many other health care professionals through affiliations with
educational institutions and organizations. These programs are all
conducted as prescribed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs pursuant to
sections 4101-4115 of title 38 of the United States Code and other
statutory authority a nd regulations.

Veterans Benefits

The Veterans Benefits Administration, formerly the Department of


Veterans Benefits, conducts an integrated program of veterans benefits.

Compensation and Pension

The Compensation and Pension Service has responsibility for:

-- claims for disability compensation and pension;

-- automobile allowances and special adaptive equipment;

-- claims for specially adapted housing;

-- special clothing allowances;

-- emergency officers' retirement pay;

-- eligibility determinations based on military service for


other VA benefits and services or those of other Government agencies;

-- survivors' claims for death compensation, dependency and


indemnity compensation, death pension, burial and plot allowance claims;

-- claims for accrued benefits;

-- forfeiture determinations;

-- claims for adjusted compensation in death cases; and

-- claims for reimbursement for headstone or marker.

Education

The Education Service has responsibility for: the Montgomery GI Bill --


Active Duty and Selected Reserve (chapters 30 and 106); the Post Vietnam
Era Veterans' Educational Assistance Program (chapter 32); the Survivors'
and Dependents' Educationa l Assistance Program (chapter 35); the Section
901 Test Program; and school approvals and compliance surveys.

Vocational Rehabilitation

The Vocational Rehabilitation Service has responsibility for: outreach,


motivation, evaluation, counseling, training, employment, and other
rehabilitation services to disabled veterans (chapters 31 and 15);
evaluation, counseling , and miscellaneous services to veterans and
servicepersons (chapter 30) and other VA education programs; evaluation,
counseling, education, and miscellaneous services to sons, daughters, and
spouses of totally and permanently disabled veterans and to sur viving
orphans, widows, or widowers of certain deceased veterans, including
rehabilitation services to certain handicapped dependents (chapter 35);
and affirmative action activities.

Loan Guaranty

Loan guaranty operations include: appraising properties to establish their


values; supervising the construction of new residential properties;
establishing the eligibility of veterans for the program; passing on the
ability of a veteran to r epay a loan and the credit risk; servicing and
liquidating defaulted loans; and disposing of real estate acquired as the
consequence of defaulted loans. There are also substantial operations
involved in managing and disposing of loan assets.

Insurance

Life insurance operations are for the benefit of service members,


veterans, and their beneficiaries. The day-to-day processing of all
matters related to individual insurance accounts is handled by the
Regional Office and Insurance Centers in Phi ladelphia, PA, and St. Paul,
MN. These two centers provide the full range of functional activities
necessary for a national life insurance program. Activities include the
complete maintenance of individual accounts, underwriting functions, and
life and de ath insurance claims awards, as well as any other
insurance-related transactions.

The agency is also responsible for the administration of the


Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance program for those disabled veterans who
receive a VA grant for specially adapted housing. Accounts are maintained
at the Regional Office and Insurance Center in St. Paul, MN.

In addition, the agency is responsible for supervising the


Servicemen's Group Life Insurance (SGLI) and Veterans Group Life Insurance
(VGLI) programs. Both programs are handled through the Office of
Servicemen's Group Life Insurance, 231 Washing ton Street, Newark, NJ
07102.

Veterans Assistance

Through the Veterans Assistance Service, information, advice, and


assistance are provided to veterans, their dependents and beneficiaries,
representatives, and others in applying for benefits administered by the
Department of Veterans Affairs. In addition, the Veterans Assistance
Service cooperates with the Department of Labor and other Federal, State,
and local agencies in developing employment opportunities for veterans,
and referral for assistance in resolving socioeconomic, housing , and
other related problems.

The Service is responsible for maintaining a benefits protection


program (fiduciary activities) for minors and incompetent adult
beneficiaries. It also provides field investigative services for other VA
components. It ensures compliance by schoo ls and training institutions
with VA directives. It also ensures compliance with title VI of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d); title IX of the Education Amendments
of 1972 (20 U.S.C. 1681); section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
(29 U .S.C. 794); and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended (42
U.S.C. 6101). The programs of the Service are provided through VA regional
offices, VA medical centers, itinerant visits to communities, and a
special toll-free telephone service available in all 50 States, the
District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
The Veterans Assistance Service also has the responsibility of
providing information regarding veterans benefits to the various branches
of the Armed Forces here and abroad and to veterans residing in foreign
countries through United States emba ssies and consular offices, and of
coordinating veterans' activities with foreign governments.

National Cemetery System

The National Cemetery System (NCS) provides services to veterans


and their families by operating national cemeteries; furnishing headstones
and markers for the graves of U.S. veterans worldwide; awarding grants to
aid States in developing, impro ving, and expanding veterans cemeteries;
and serving as the operations element for the Presidential Memorial
Certificate Program.

The mission of the National Cemetery System is:

-- to provide, upon request, the interment of eligible


servicemembers, veterans, their spouses, and certain children in VA
national cemeteries and to maintain their graves;

-- to mark, upon application, the graves of eligible veterans


worldwide who are buried in national, State, or private cemeteries;

-- to administer the State Cemetery Grants Program, which


provides financial assistance to States for establishing, improving, and
expanding State veterans cemeteries; and

-- to provide Presidential Memorial Certificates to the loved


ones of honorably discharged, deceased servicemembers or veterans.

The National Cemetery area offices, located in Atlanta, GA;


Philadelphia, PA; and Denver, CO; provide direct support to the 114
national cemeteries located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

Field Facilities

Insurance Centers

Two field sites house all individual insurance records covering service
members and veterans under the Government-administered programs: WW I
United States Government Life Insurance; WW II National Service Life
Insurance; Post-Korean Con flict; Veterans Reopened Insurance for the
disabled of WW II and Korea; and Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance, the
only Government-administered program open for new issues to disabled
veterans only.

The two field locations are the VA Regional Office and Insurance
Centers in Philadelphia, PA, and St. Paul, MN. All World War I insurance
accounts, accounts for which the premium is paid by allotment from
military service pay, and those paid by deduction from VA compensation or
preauthorized debit are located at Philadelphia. All remaining insurance
accounts are geographically distributed between the two VA Centers -- with
the Mississippi River serving as the approximate line of division. The Ph
iladelphia Veterans Affairs Center is also responsible for formulating
policy for the veterans insurance programs.
The insurance functions performed by the two field stations
include the total range of insurance operations to provide individual
policy, underwriting, and life and death insurance claims service for
service members, veterans, and their benefici aries.

Regional Office

Department of Veterans Affairs regional offices:

-- grant benefits and services provided by law for veterans,


their dependents, and beneficiaries within an assigned territory;

-- furnish information regarding VA benefits and services;

-- adjudicate claims and makes awards for disability


compensation and pension;

-- supervise the payment of VA benefits to incompetent beneficiaries;

-- aid, guide, and prescribe vocational rehabilitation training


and administer educational benefits;

-- guarantee loans for purchase of manufactured homes and lots


and condominium units, purchase or construction or alteration of homes and
farm residences, and under certain conditions, guarantee refinancing
loans;

-- process grants for specially adapted housing;

-- process death claims;

-- assist the veteran in exercising rights to benefits and


services; and

-- supervise VA offices under their jurisdiction.

The offices are also responsible for veterans assistance


activities, including coordination of efforts of participating agencies in
an ``outreach'' program to assist returning service members, particularly
those who are educationally disadvantag ed.

Services to U.S. veterans in most foreign countries normally are


provided by the VA Regional Office, District of Columbia. The Honolulu
Regional Office serves the Islands of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of
the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Wake, and Midway and the Trust
Territory of the Pacific Islands. U.S. veterans in the Virgin Islands and
Mexico are served by the San Juan and Houston offices, respectively.
Service is provided in cooperation with embassy staffs of the Department
of State.

Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office, District of Columbia

The Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office, District of Columbia,


is a typical regional office with additional functions. It has global
jurisdiction and grants benefits and servi ces provided by law for
veterans and their beneficiaries and dependents residing outside the
territorial limits of the United States, and it adjudicates certain
unusual claims and actions not common to all regional offices, such as WW
I adjusted compensat ion death cases, forfeiture cases, and benefits under
special enactments provided by the Congress. It also maintains liaison
with the Treasury Department on types and methods of payments to
recipients in foreign countries.

VA Office

The VA office provides veterans assistance and such other services as


cannot be conveniently provided to veterans, their dependents and
beneficiaries, and others in a given locality by a regional office or
center.

Medical Center

Veterans Affairs Medical Centers provide eligible beneficiaries with


medical and other health care services equivalent to those provided by
private-sector institutions, augmented in many instances by services to
meet the special requirement s of veterans. One hundred and thirty-three
VA medical facilities are affiliated with 104 medical facilities for
residency training; 72 VA medical facilities are affiliated with 59 dental
schools; and all centers cooperate with one or more educational ins
titutions in programs of nursing, associated health professions and
occupations, and administrative training and related research, both in
individual projects and in association with other VA medical centers in
broad cooperative studies. There are 106 nur sing home care units
associated with VA medical centers to provide skilled nursing care and
related medical services to patients who are no longer in need of hospital
care.

VA Regional Office and Insurance Center

Veterans Affairs Regional Office and Insurance Centers combine a regional


office and an insurance center under the jurisdiction of one director.

VA Medical and Regional Office Center

Veterans Affairs Medical and Regional Office Centers combine a regional


office and a medical center or a regional office, medical center, and
domiciliary under the jurisdiction of one director.

Domiciliary

Veterans Affairs Domiciliaries provide the least intensive level of


inpatient medical care. This includes necessary ambulatory medical
treatment, rehabilitation, and support services in a structured
environment to veterans who are unable becau se of their disabilities to
provide adequately for themselves in the community.

Outpatient Clinic

Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinics provide eligible beneficiaries with


ambulatory care.

VA National Cemetery

Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries are the final resting place for
burial of the remains of veterans, their spouses, and certain eligible
dependents. Memorial markers for veterans whose remains are not available
for burial may also be placed in a national cemetery. These cemeteries are
designated as national shrines created in tribute to the sacrifices of all
Americans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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National Facilities -- Department of Veterans Affairs


head level 1 :Address
head level 1 :Type of facility
head level 1 :Director

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National Facilities Under the Veterans Health Administration, Veterans


Benefits Administration, and National Cemetery System -- Centers,
Domiciliaries, Medical Centers, Medical and Regional Office Centers,
Outpatient Clinics, Insurance Centers, Regional O ffices, Supply
Activities, and National Cemeteries

ALABAMA:

Birmingham, 35233 (700 S. 19th St.) ....... Medical Center ....... William
Mountcastle

Mobile, 36604 (1202 Virginia St.) (Mail: Barrancas National Cemetery, FL)
....... National Cemetery ....... Sandra Beckley

Montgomery, 36109-3798 (215 Perry Hill Rd.) ....... Medical Center .......
John R. Rowan

Montgomery, 36104 (474 S. Court St.) ....... Regional Office ....... Sam Maraman

Seale, 36875 (Rte. 3, Box 195) (Fort Mitchell National Cemetery) .......
National Cemetery ....... Jimmy Jackson

Tuscaloosa, 35404 ....... Medical Center ....... Robert P. Blair

Tuskegee, 36083 ....... Medical Center ....... Jimmie L. Clay

ALASKA:

Anchorage, 99508 (2925 Debarr Rd.) ....... Outpatient Clinic and Regional
Office ....... W. David Smith

Fort Richardson, 99505 (P.O. Box 5-498) ....... National Cemetery .......
James L. Fitzgerald

Sitka, 99835 (803 Sawmill Creek Rd.) (Mail: Fort Richardson National
Cemetery, AK) ....... ......do ....... James L. Fitzgerald

ARIZONA:

Phoenix, 85012 (7th St. and Indian School Rd.) ....... Medical Center
....... John Fears

Phoenix, 85012 (3225 N. Central Ave.) ....... Regional Office ....... Al


Sinclair, Acting

Phoenix, 85024 (23029 N. Cave Creek Rd.) (National Memorial Cemetery of


Arizona) ....... National Cemetery ....... Arthur D. Smith

Prescott, 86313 ....... Medical Center (medical and domiciliary) .......


Alfonzo Estrada, Jr.

Prescott, 86313 (VA Medical Center) ....... National Cemetery .......


Maintained by VAMC

Tucson, 85723 ....... Medical Center ....... Jayendra Saah, M.D., Acting

ARKANSAS:

Fayetteville, 72703 ....... Medical Center ....... Richard F. Robinson

Fayetteville, 72701 (700 Government Ave.) ....... National Cemetery


....... Lawrence E. Bibbs

Fort Smith, 72901 (522 Garland Ave. and S. 6th St.) ....... ......do
....... Karen Browne

Little Rock, 72206 (2523 Confederate Blvd.) ....... ......do ....... (Vacancy)

Little Rock, 72205 (300 Roosevelt Rd.) (John L. McClellan Memorial


Veterans Hospital) ....... Medical Center ....... George Gray ........
Little Rock Division ........ North Little Rock Division ........ (Mail:
Little Rock)

North Little Rock, 72155, (P.O. Box 1280, Bldg. 65, Fort Root) .......
Regional Office ....... Kay Roberts Clowney

CALIFORNIA:

Bell, 90201 (Federal Service Center, Bldg. 701, 5600 Rickenbacker Rd.)
....... Supply Depot ....... Henry A. Wilbur

Benicia, 94523 (150 Muir Rd.) ....... Medical Center ....... James Dooley

Fresno, 93703 (2615 Clinton Ave.) ....... ......do ....... James DeNiro

Gustine, 95322 (32053 W. McCabe Rd.) (San Joaquin Valley National


Cemetery) ....... National Cemetery ....... Dennis Kuehl

Livermore, 94550 ....... Medical Center ....... Clarence Nixon

Loma Linda, 92357 (11201 Benton St.) (Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans
Hospital) ....... ......do ....... Dean R. Stordahl

Long Beach, 90822 (5901 E. 7th St.) ....... Medical Center ....... Jule Moravec

Los Angeles, 90013 (425 S. Hill St.) ....... Outpatient Clinic ....... Lee
Nackman

Los Angeles, 90024 (11000 Wilshire Blvd.) ....... Regional Office .......
Henry W. Gresham
Los Angeles, 90049 (950 S. Sepulveda Blvd.) ....... National Cemetery
....... Helen B. Szumylo

Oakland, 94612-5209 (Oakland Federal Bldg., 1301 Clay St.) .......


Regional Office ....... Alonzo M. Poteet

Palo Alto, 94304 (3801 Miranda Ave.) ....... Medical Center ....... James
Goff ........ Menlo Park Division ........ Palo Alto Division

Riverside, 92508 (22495 Van Buren Blvd.) ....... National Cemetery .......
Steve Jorgenson

San Bruno, 94066 (1300 Sneath Lane) (Golden Gate National Cemetery)
....... ......do ....... Cynthia Nunez

San Diego, 92161 (3350 La Jolla Village Dr.) ....... Medical Center
....... Gary Rissio, Acting

San Diego, 92108 (2022 Camino Del Rio N.) ....... Regional Office .......
Patrick Nappi

San Diego, 92166 (Point Loma, P.O. Box 6237) (Fort Rosecrans National
Cemetery) ....... National Cemetery ....... (Vacancy)

San Francisco, 94121 (4150 Clement St.) ....... Medical Center .......
Lawrence C. Stewart

San Francisco, 94129 (P.O. Box 29012, Presidio of San Francisco) .......
National Cemetery ....... Elmer Nygaard

Sepulveda, 91343 ....... Medical Center ....... Perey C. Norman

West Los Angeles, 90073 ....... ......do (medical and domiciliary) .......
Kenneth J. Clark

COLORADO:

Denver, 80225 (P.O. Box 25126, 44 Union Blvd.) ....... Regional Office
....... Jack McReynolds

Denver, 80220 (1055 Clermont St.) ....... Medical Center ....... Thomas A.
Trujillo

Denver, 80225 (Denver Federal Center) ....... Prosthetics Distribution


Center ....... Robert A. Shields

Denver, 80235 (3698 S. Sheridan Blvd.) (Fort Logan National Cemetery)


....... National Cemetery ....... Robert McCollum

Fort Lyon, 81038 ....... Denver Distribution Center ....... Robert E. Lee,
D.P.M.

Fort Lyon, 81038 (VA Medical Center) ....... National Cemetery .......
Maintained by VAMC

Fort Lyon, 81038 ....... Medical Center ....... Billy J. Campbell

Grand Junction, 81501 ....... Prosthetics Distribution Center ....... (Vacancy)


Grand Junction, 81501 ....... Medical Center ....... Robert R. Rhyne, D.D.S.

CONNECTICUT:

Hartford, 06103 (450 Main St.) ....... Regional Office ....... Catherine Smith

Newington, 06111 (555 Willard Ave.) ....... Medical Center ....... Vincent
Ngr

West Haven, 06516 (W. Spring St.) ....... ......do ....... Norman E. Brown

DELAWARE:

Wilmington, 19805 (1601 Kirkwood Hwy.) ....... Medical and Regional Office
Center ....... Dexter Dix

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:

Washington, 20422 (50 Irving St. NW.) ....... Medical Center .......
Timothy B. Williams

Washington, 20421 (941 N. Capitol St. NE.) ....... Regional Office .......
Faye Norred, Acting

FLORIDA:

Bay Pines, 33504 (1000 Bay Pines Blvd. N.) ....... Medical Center (medical
and domiciliary) ....... Thomas A. Capello, Acting

Bay Pines, 33504-0477 (P.O. Box 477) ....... National Cemetery ....... Jack Shaw

Bushnell, 33513 (P.O. Box 337) (Florida National Cemetery) .......


......do ....... Fred I. Haselbarth, Jr.

Gainesville, 32608-1197 (1601 SW. Archer Rd.) ....... Medical Center


....... J. Malcom Randall

Lake City, 32055-5898 (801 S. Marion St.) ....... Medical Center .......
Thomas F. Wheaton

Miami, 33125 (1201 NW. 16th St.) ....... ......do ....... Thomas C. Doherty

Pensacola, 32508-1099 (Naval Air Station) (Barrancas National Cemetery)


....... National Cemetery ....... Sandra Beckley

St. Augustine, 32084 (104 Marine St.) (Mail: Florida National Cemetery,
FL) ....... ......do ....... Fred I. Haselbarth, Jr.

St. Petersburg, 33731 (P.O. Box 1437) ....... Regional Office .......
Carlos Rainwater

Tampa, 33612 (13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.) (James A. Haley Veterans


Hospital) ....... Medical Center ....... Richard A. Silver

GEORGIA:

Atlanta, 30308 (730 Peachtree St. NE.) ....... Regional Office .......
Charles Wickes

Augusta, 30904-6285 (2460 Wrightsboro Rd. (10)) ....... Medical Center


....... Thomas L. Ayres ........ Forest Hills Division ........ Lenwood
Division

Decatur, 30033 (1670 Clairmont Rd.) ....... ......do ....... Larry Deal

Dublin, 31021 ....... Medical Center (medical and domiciliary) .......


William O. Edgar

Marietta, 30060 (500 Washington Ave.) ....... National Cemetery .......


George Vaughn

HAWAII:

Honolulu, 96813 (P.O. Box 50188) ....... Medical and Regional Office
Center ....... Barry Raff

Honolulu, 96813-1729 (2177 Puowaina Dr.) (National Memorial Cemetery of


the Pacific) ....... National Cemetery ....... Gene E. Castagnetti

IDAHO:

Boise, 83724 (550 W. Fort St.) ....... Regional Office ....... David A. Barrett

Boise, 83702-4598 (5th and Fort Sts.) ....... Medical Center ....... Wayne
Tippets

ILLINOIS:

Alton, 62003 (600 Pearl St.) (Mail: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery,
MO) ....... National Cemetery ....... Ralph E. Church

Chicago, 60611 (333 E. Huron St.) ....... Medical Center ....... Joseph L. Moore

Chicago, 60612 (820 S. Damen Ave.) ....... ......do ....... John Denardo

Chicago, 60680 (P.O. Box 8136) ....... Regional Office ....... Samuel Holmes

Danville, 61832 ....... Medical Center ....... (Vacancy)

Danville, 61832 (1900 E. Main St.) ....... National Cemetery .......


Richard J. Pless

Hines, 60666-0303 (Lock Box 66303, AMF O'Hare, IL) ....... Finance Center
....... James Burkett

Hines, 60141 (Edward Hines, Jr. Hospital) ....... Medical Center .......
Joan E. Cummings, M.D.

Hines, 60141 (P.O. Box 76) ....... VA National Acquisition Center .......
James R. Johnson

Hines, 60141 (P.O. Box 27) ....... Supply Depot ....... Earl N. Hill

Marion, 62959 (2401 W. Main St.) ....... Medical Center ....... Sidney M. Ford
Mound City, 62963 (P.O. Box 38, Highway 37) (Mail: Jefferson Barracks
National Cemetery, MO) ....... National Cemetery ....... Ralph E. Church

North Chicago, 60064 ....... Medical Center ....... Alfred S. Pete

Quincy, 62301 (36th and Maine Sts.) (Mail: Keokuk National Cemetery, IA)
....... National Cemetery ....... Charlene R. Lewis

Rock Island, 61265 (P.O. Box 737, Rock Island Arsenal) ....... ......do
....... Mary Dill

Springfield, 62707 (C -- RFD 1) (Camp Butler National Cemetery) .......


National Cemetery ....... Kurt Rotar

INDIANA:

Fort Wayne, 46805 (1600 Randalia Dr.) ....... Medical Center .......
Jonathan D. Hawk

Indianapolis, 46202 (1481 W. 10th St.) ....... ......do ....... Terrence


L. Johnson ........ Cold Spring Road Division ........ Tenth Street
Division ........ (Mail: 1481 W. 10th St., Indianapolis)

Indianapolis, 46204 (575 N. Pennsylvania St.) ....... Regional Office


....... Roy Bailey

Indianapolis, 46208 (700 W. 38th St.) (Crown Hill National Cemetery)


(Mail: Marion National Cemetery, IN) ....... National Cemetery .......
Bobbie A. Moton

Marion, 46952-4589 ....... Medical Center ....... Jon E. Crisman

Marion, 46952 (1700 E. 38th St.) ....... National Cemetery ....... Bobbie
A. Moton

New Albany, 47150 (1943 Elkin Ave.) (Mail: Zachary Taylor National
Cemetery, KY) ....... ......do ....... Gary D. Peak

IOWA:

Des Moines, 50309 (210 Walnut St.) ....... Regional Office ....... Norman
W. Bauer

Des Moines, 50310-5774 (30th and Euclid Ave.) ....... Medical Center
....... Archie Bourrett

Iowa City, 52246-5774 (Highway 6 W.) ....... ......do ....... Gary L. Wilkinson

Keokuk, 52632 (1701 J St.) ....... National Cemetery ....... Charlene R. Lewis

Knoxville, 50138 ....... Medical Center ....... Donald D. Ziska

KANSAS:

Fort Leavenworth, 66048 (Mail: Leavenworth National Cemetery, KS) .......


National Cemetery ....... Gerald T. Vitela

Fort Scott, 66701 (P.O. Box 917) ....... ......do ....... Mary Ann Fisher
Leavenworth, 66048 ....... Medical Center (medical and domiciliary)
....... David A. Asper, Acting

Leavenworth, 66048 (P.O. Box 1694) ....... National Cemetery .......


Gerald T. Vitela

Topeka, 66622 (2200 Gage Blvd.) ....... Medical Center ....... Helen
Cornish

Wichita, 67218 (5500 E. Kellogg) ....... ......do ....... Jerry E. Mayhall

Wichita, 67211 (901 George Washington Blvd.) ....... Regional Office


....... Jerry E. Mayhall

KENTUCKY:

Danville, 40442 (377 N. 1st St.) (Mail: Camp Nelson National Cemetery, KY)
....... National Cemetery ....... Jeffrey Teas

Lebanon, 40033 (R 1, Box 616) (Mail: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, KY)
....... ......do ....... Gary D. Peak

Lexington, 40511 ....... Medical Center ....... James W. Holsinger, Jr.,


M.D. ........ Cooper Drive Division ........ Leestown Division

Lexington, 40508 (833 W. Main St.) (Mail: Camp Nelson National Cemetery,
KY) ....... National Cemetery ....... Jeffrey Teas

Louisville, 40202 (545 S. 3d St.) ....... Regional Office ....... John W.


Hagan, Jr.

Louisville, 40202 (800 Zorn Ave.) ....... Medical Center ....... Larry J. Sander

Louisville, 40204 (701 Baxter Ave.) (Cave Hill National Cemetery) (Mail:
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, KY) ....... National Cemetery .......
Gary D. Peak

Louisville, 40207 (4701 Brownsboro Rd.) (Zachary Taylor National Cemetery)


....... ......do ....... Gary D. Peak

Nancy, 42544 (R 2, P.O. Box 172) (Mill Springs National Cemetery) (Mail:
Camp Nelson National Cemetery, KY) ....... ......do ....... Jeffrey Teas

Nicholasville, 40356 (6980 Danville Rd.) (Camp Nelson National Cemetery)


....... ......do ....... Jeffrey Teas

LOUISIANA:

Alexandria, 71301 ....... Medical Center ....... Billy M. Valentine

Baton Rouge, 70806 (220 N. 19th St.) (Mail: Port Hudson National Cemetery,
LA) ....... National Cemetery ....... Virgil M. Wertenberger

New Orleans, 70146 (1601 Peridido St.) ....... Medical Center ....... John
D. Church, Jr.

New Orleans, 70113 (701 Loyola Ave.) ....... Regional Office .......
Anthony R. Lentini

Pineville, 71360 (209 Shamrock Ave.) (Alexandria National Cemetery)


....... National Cemetery ....... Lavern Nunnally

Shreveport, 71130 (510 E. Stoner Ave.) ....... Medical Center ....... (Vacancy)

Zachary, 70791 (20978 Port Hickey Rd.) (Port Hudson National Cemetery)
....... National Cemetery ....... Virgil M. Wertenberger

MAINE:

Togus, 04330 ....... Medical and Regional Office Center ....... Jack Sims

Togus, 04330 (VA Medical and Regional Office Center) ....... National
Cemetery ....... Maintained by VAMC

MARYLAND:

Annapolis, 21401 (800 W. St.) (Mail: Baltimore National Cemetery, MD)


....... National Cemetery ....... Doug Smith

Baltimore, 21201 (31 Hopkins Plz.) ....... Regional Office ....... Newell
Quinton

Baltimore, 21218 (3900 Loch Raven Blvd.) ....... Medical Center .......
Michael Phaup

Baltimore, 21228 (5501 Frederick Ave.) ....... National Cemetery .......


Doug Smith

Baltimore, 21229 (3445 Frederick Ave.) (Loudon Park National Cemetery)


(Mail: Baltimore National Cemetery, MD) ....... Medical Center .......
Doug Smith

Fort Howard, 21052 ....... Medical Center ....... Charles Clark

Perry Point, 21902 ....... ......do ....... Wilfred E. Kingsley

MASSACHUSETTS:

Bedford, 01730 (200 Springs Rd.) (Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans
Hospital) ....... ......do ....... Bill Conte

Boston, 02130 (150 S. Huntington Ave.) ....... ......do ....... Smith


Jenkins, Jr.

Boston, 02203 (John F. Kennedy Federal Bldg.) ....... Regional Office


....... (Vacancy)

Boston, 02108 (17 Court St.) ....... Outpatient Clinic ....... combined VA
Boston

Bourne, 02532 (Connery Ave.) (Massachusetts National Cemetery) .......


National Cemetery ....... David Wells

Northampton, 01060 ....... Medical Center ....... Mary W. Forsyth


West Roxbury, 02132 (1400 Veterans of Foreign Wars Pky.) ....... ......do
....... William Kelleher

MICHIGAN:

Allen Park, 48101 ....... Medical Center ....... James H. Stephens

Ann Arbor, 48105 (2215 Fuller Rd.) ....... ......do ....... Edward Gamache

Augusta, 49012 (15501 Dickman Rd.) (Fort Custer National Cemetery) .......
National Cemetery ....... Robert Poe

Battle Creek, 49106 ....... Medical Center ....... Donald Riedl

Detroit, 48226 (477 Michigan Ave.) ....... Regional Office ....... Robert
J. Epley

Iron Mountain, 49801 ....... Medical Center ....... Glen Grippen

Saginaw, 48602 (1500 Weiss St.) ....... ......do ....... (Vacancy)

MINNESOTA:

Minneapolis, 55417 (1 Veterans Dr.) ....... ......do ....... Thomas P. Mullon

Minneapolis, 55450 (7601 34th Ave., S.) (Fort Snelling National Cemetery)
....... National Cemetery ....... William D. Napton

St. Cloud, 56301 (4801 8th St. N.) ....... Medical Center ....... Thomas
A. Holthaus

St. Paul, 55111 (Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Bldg., Fort Snelling).
Remittances: P.O. Box 1820 ....... Regional Office and Insurance Center
....... Morris B. Nooner, Jr.

MISSISSIPPI:

Biloxi, 39531 ....... Medical Center (medical and domiciliary) .......


(Vacancy) ........ Biloxi Hospital and Domiciliary Division ........
Gulfport Hospital Division ........ (Mail: Biloxi, MS)

Biloxi, 39535-4968 (P.O. Box 4968) ....... National Cemetery .......


Jeffrey S. Barnes

Corinth, 38834 (1551 Horton St.) (Mail: Memphis National Cemetery, TN)
....... ......do ....... Mark E. Maynard

Jackson, 39216 (1500 E. Woodrow Wilson Ave.) ....... Medical Center


....... (Vacancy)

Jackson, 39269 (100 W. Capitol St.) ....... Regional Office ....... Larry
Woodard

Natchez, 39120 (41 Cemetery Rd.) ....... National Cemetery ....... William
T. Trower

MISSOURI:
Columbia, 65201 (800 Hospital Dr.) (Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans
Hospital) ....... Medical Center ....... Joseph L. Kurzejeski

Jefferson City, 65101 (R 2) (Mail: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery,


MO) ....... National Cemetery ....... Ralph E. Church

Kansas City, 64128 (4801 Linwood Blvd.) ....... Medical Center .......
William Wright

Poplar Bluff, 63901 ....... ......do ....... John Presley

Springfield, 65804 (1702 E. Seminole St.) ....... National Cemetery


....... Dane Freeman

St. Louis, 63125 ....... Medical Center ....... John Ziegenhorn ........
John J. Cochran Division ........ Jefferson Barracks Division

St. Louis, 63115 (P.O. Box 5020) ....... Records Processing Center .......
Robert Adams

St. Louis, 63103 (1520 Market St.) ....... Regional Office ....... Donald
R. Ramsey

St. Louis, 63125 (101 Memorial Dr.) (Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery)
....... National Cemetery ....... Ralph E. Church

MONTANA:

Fort Harrison, 59636 ....... Medical and Regional Office Center .......
Joseph Underkofler

Miles City, 59301 ....... Medical Center ....... James A. Huff

NEBRASKA:

Grand Island, 68801 ....... ......do ....... Gary Nugent

Lincoln, 68510 (600 S. 70th St.) ....... ......do ....... Max L. Lybarger

Lincoln, 68508 (5631 S. 48th St.) ....... Regional Office ....... Ronald Henke

Maxwell, 69151 (HCO 1, Box 67) (Fort McPherson National Cemetery) .......
National Cemetery ....... Shirley Milenski

Omaha, 68105 (4101 Woolworth Ave.) ....... Medical Center ....... John Phillips

NEVADA:

Las Vegas, 89015 (102 Lake Mead Dr.) ....... Outpatient Clinic .......
Leonard C. Rogers

Reno, 89520 (1000 Locust St.) ....... Medical Center ....... Gary Whitfield

Reno, 89520 (1201 Terminal Way) ....... Regional Office ....... Eileen Straub

NEW HAMPSHIRE:

Manchester, 03104 (718 Smyth Rd.) ....... Medical Center ....... Eugene Ochocki
Manchester, 03103 (275 Chestnut St.) ....... Regional Office .......
Edward Hubbard

NEW JERSEY:

Beverly, 08010 (R 1, Bridgeboro Rd.) ....... National Cemetery .......


Delores T. Blake

East Orange, 07019 ....... Medical Center ....... Kenneth Mizrach

Lyons, 07939 ....... ......do ....... A. Paul Kidd

Newark, 07102 (20 Washington Pl.) ....... Regional Office ....... Robert
P. Van Sprang

Salem, 08079 (R 3, Fort Mott Rd., Box 542) (Finn's Point National
Cemetery) (Mail: Beverly National Cemetery, NJ) ....... National Cemetery
....... Delores T. Blake

Somerville, 08876 ....... Supply Depot ....... Anthony Borneo

NEW MEXICO:

Albuquerque, 87108 (2100 Ridgecrest Dr. SE.) ....... Medical Center


....... R. Michael Harwell

Albuquerque, 87102 (500 Gold Ave. SW.) ....... Regional Office .......
Joseph S. Cordova

Fort Bayard, 88036 (P.O. Box 189) (Fort Bayard National Cemetery) (Mail:
Fort Bliss National Cemetery, TX) ....... National Cemetery ....... Eileen
Harrison

Santa Fe, 87504 (P.O. Box 88, 501 N. Guadalupe St.) ....... ......do
....... Gloria C. Gamez

NEW YORK:

Albany, 12208 (113 Holland Ave.) ....... Medical Center ....... Fred Malphurs

Batavia, 14020 ....... ......do ....... William Manley

Bath, 14810 ....... Medical Center (medical and domiciliary) ....... Mel
A. Gores

Bath, 14810 (San Juan Ave., Bldg. 1301) ....... National Cemetery .......
Dennis G. O'Gorman

Bronx, 10468 (130 W. Kingsbridge Rd.) ....... Medical Center .......


Donald Colston

Brooklyn, 11209 (800 Poly Pl.) ....... ......do ....... James J. Farsetta
........ Brooklyn Division ........ St. Albans Division

Brooklyn, 11205 (35 Ryerson St.) ....... Outpatient Clinic ....... James
J. Farsetta
Brooklyn, 11208 (625 Jamaica Ave.) (Cypress Hills National Cemetery)
(Mail: Long Island National Cemetery, NY) ....... National Cemetery
....... Mike Cariota

Buffalo, 14202 (111 W. Huron St.) ....... Regional Office ....... Thomas
E. Zamary

Buffalo, 14215 (3495 Bailey Ave.) ....... Medical Center ....... Richard
S. Droske

Calverton, 11933 (210 Princeton Blvd.) ....... National Cemetery .......


Floyd J. Parker

Canandaigua, 14424 ....... Medical Center ....... Mike Lawson

Castle Point, 12511 ....... ......do ....... Ronald F. Lipp

Elmira, 14901 (1825 Davis St.) (Woodlawn National Cemetery) (Mail: Bath
National Cemetery, NY) ....... National Cemetery ....... Dennis G.
O'Gorman

Farmingdale, 11735 (Wellwood Ave.) (Long Island National Cemetery) .......


......do ....... Mike Cariota

Montrose, 10548 (Franklin Delano Roosevelt Hospital) ....... Medical


Center ....... Lee Kauper

New York, 10001 (252 7th Ave. at 24th St.) ....... Regional Office .......
Joseph Thompson

New York, 10001 (1st Ave. at E. 24th St.) ....... Medical Center .......
John Donnellan, Jr.

Northport, Long Island, 11768 ....... ......do ....... Alice Wood

Syracuse, 13210 (Irving Ave. and University Pl.) ....... ......do .......
Clyde H. Corsaro

NORTH CAROLINA:

Asheville, 28805 ....... ......do ....... James A. Christian

Durham, 27705 (508 Fulton St. and Erwin Rd.) ....... ......do .......
Barbara A. Small

Fayetteville, 28301 (2300 Ramsey St.) ....... ......do ....... Anthony G.


Branch

New Bern, 28560 (1711 National Ave.) ....... National Cemetery .......
Margaret S. Yarborough

Raleigh, 27610-3335 (501 Rock Quarry Rd.) ....... ......do ....... Walter
Gray, Jr.

Salisbury, 28144 (1601 Brenner Ave.) ....... Medical Center ....... R.


Eugene Konik

Salisbury, 28144 (202 Government Rd.) ....... National Cemetery .......


Abraham G. Stice

Wilmington, 28403 (2011 Market St.) (Mail: New Bern National Cemetery, NC)
....... ......do ....... Margaret S. Yarborough

Winston-Salem, 27102 (251 N. Main St.) ....... Regional Office ....... Leo
C. Wurschmidt

NORTH DAKOTA:

Fargo, 58102 (655 1st Ave. N.) ....... Medical and Regional Office Center
....... Douglas Kenyon

OHIO:

Chillicothe, 45601 ....... Medical Center ....... Troy E. Page

Cincinnati, 45220 (3200 Vine St.) ....... ......do ....... John Carson

Cleveland, 44106-3800 (10701 East Blvd.) ....... ......do ....... Krista


Ludenia ........ Becksville Division ........ Wade Park Division

Cleveland, 44199 (1240 E. 9th St.) ....... Regional Office ....... Phillip
J. Ross

Columbus, 43221 (2090 Kenny Rd.) ....... Outpatient Clinic ....... Lilian
T. Thome, M.D.

Dayton, 45428 (VA Medical Center, 4100 W. 3d St.) ....... Medical Center
(medical and domiciliary) ....... Edgar Thorsland

Dayton, 45428 ....... National Cemetery ....... Karen J. DuHart

OKLAHOMA:

Fort Gibson, 74434 (1423 Cemetery Rd.) ....... ......do ....... Candice
Underwood

Muskogee, 74401 (Memorial Station, Honor Heights Dr.) ....... Medical


Center ....... Jerry Baxter

Muskogee, 74401 (125 S. Main St.) ....... Regional Office ....... Jerry G. McRae

Oklahoma City, 73104 (921 NE. 13th St.) ....... Medical Center .......
Steve J. Gentling

OREGON:

Eagle Point, 97524 (2763 Riley Rd.) ....... National Cemetery .......
Darryl Ferrell

Portland, 97207 (3710 SW. U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd.) ....... Medical
Center ....... Barry L. Bell

Portland, 97204 (1220 SW. 3d Ave.) ....... Regional Office ....... Joseph
Williams

Portland, 97266 (11800 SE. Mt. Scott Blvd., P.O. Box 66147) (Willamette
National Cemetery) ....... National Cemetery ....... Billy D. Murphy

Roseburg, 97470-6513 ....... Medical Center ....... Bryan K. Jaqua, Acting

Roseburg, 97470 (VA Medical Center) ....... National Cemetery .......


Maintained by VAMC

White City, 97503 ....... Domiciliary ....... George Ardries, Jr.

PENNSYLVANIA:

Altoona, 16602-4377 ....... Medical Center ....... John J. Ruff

Annville, 17003 (R 2, Box 484) (Indiantown Gap National Cemetery) .......


National Cemetery ....... Willie Crosby

Aspinwall (see Pittsburgh, 15240)

Butler, 16001-2480 ....... Medical Center ....... Peter Stajduhar, M.D.

Coatesville, 19320 ....... ......do ....... Gary Devansky

Erie, 16501 (135 E. 38th St. Blvd.) ....... ......do ....... Robert Cisler

Lebanon, 17042 ....... ......do ....... Leonard Washington, Jr.

Philadelphia, 19101 (5000 Wissahickon Ave.) (Insurance remittances: P.O.


Box 7787). (Mail: P.O. Box 8079) ....... Regional Office and Insurance
Center ....... Thomas M. Lastowka

Philadelphia, 19104 (University and Woodland Aves.) ....... Medical Center


....... Robert Perreault

Philadelphia, 19138 (Haines St. and Limekiln Pike) (Mail: Beverly National
Cemetery, NJ) ....... National Cemetery ....... Delores T. Blake

Pittsburgh, 15222 (1000 Liberty Ave.) ....... Regional Office .......


Harold T. Bushey

Pittsburgh, 15206 (Highland Dr.) ....... Medical Center ....... (Vacancy)

Pittsburgh, 15240 (University Dr. C) ....... ......do ....... William


Montague, Acting ........ Aspinwall Division ........ Pittsburgh Division
........ (Mail: University Drive, Pittsburgh)

Wilkes-Barre, 18711 (1111 East End Blvd.) ....... ......do ....... Reedes Hurt

PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC:

Manila (1131 Roxas Blvd.) (AP 96440) ....... Regional Office and
Outpatient Clinic ....... Robert F. Moakley

PUERTO RICO:

Bayamon, 00960 (P.O. Box 1298) (Puerto Rico National Cemetery) .......
National Cemetery ....... Rafael B. Acosta

Hato Rey, 00918 (U.S. Courthouse and Federal Bldg., Carlos E. Chardon St.)
San Juan, 00927-5800 (Barrio Monacillos G.P.O., Box 4867) ....... Medical
Center ....... Edward Valenzuela

San Juan, 00936 (U.S. Courthouse and Federal Bldg., Carlos E. Chardon St.,
Hato Rey, G.P.O. Box 4867) ....... Regional Office ....... Mary Leyland

RHODE ISLAND:

Providence, 02903 (380 Westminster Mall) ....... Regional Office .......


John Montgomery

Providence, 02908 (Davis Park) ....... Medical Center ....... Edward H. Seiler

SOUTH CAROLINA:

Beaufort, 29902-3947 (1601 Boundary St.) ....... National Cemetery .......


Rafael M. Rodriguez

Charleston, 29401-5799 (109 Bee St.) ....... Medical Center ....... Dean Billik

Columbia, 29201 (William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Hospital) .......


......do ....... Robert M. Athey

Columbia, 29201 (1801 Assembly St.) ....... Regional Office ....... R.


Stedman Sloan, Jr.

Florence, 29501 (803 E. National Cemetery Rd.) ....... National Cemetery


....... Kenneth LaFevor

SOUTH DAKOTA:

Fort Meade, 57741 ....... Medical Center ....... Peter Henry

Fort Meade, 57785 (VA Medical Center) (Mail: Black Hills National
Cemetery, SD) ....... National Cemetery ....... Daniel Nelson

Hot Springs, 57747 ....... Medical Center (medical and domiciliary)


....... Hugh Doran, Acting

Hot Springs, 57747 (VA Medical Center) ....... National Cemetery .......
Maintained by VAMC

Sioux Falls, 57117 (Royal C. Johnson Veterans Memorial Hospital) .......


Medical Center and Regional Office ....... R. Vincent Crawford

Sturgis, 57785 (P.O. Box 640) (Black Hills National Cemetery) .......
National Cemetery ....... Daniel Nelson

TENNESSEE:

Chattanooga, 37404 (1200 Bailey Ave.) ....... ......do ....... James Wallace

Knoxville, 37917 (939 Tyson St. NW.) ....... ......do ....... Rodney Dunn

Madison, 37115 (1420 Gallatin Rd. S.) (Nashville National Cemetery)


....... ......do ....... Sandy L. Noguez
Memphis, 38104 (1030 Jefferson Ave.) ....... Medical Center .......
Kenneth L. Mulholland

Memphis, 38122 (3568 Townes Ave.) ....... National Cemetery ....... Mark
E. Maynard

Mountain Home, 37684 (Johnson City) ....... Medical Center (medical and
domiciliary) ....... Carl Gerber, M.D.

Mountain Home, 37684 (P.O. Box 8) ....... National Cemetery ....... Rodney
Dunn

Murfreesboro, 37129-1236 ....... Medical Center ....... Brian Heckert

Nashville, 37212-2637 (1310 24th Ave. S.) ....... ......do ....... Larry
E. Deters

Nashville, 37203 (110 9th Ave. S.) ....... Regional Office ....... Robert
S. Bielak

TEXAS:

Amarillo, 79106 (6010 Amarillo Blvd. W.) ....... Medical Center .......
Y.C. Parris

Austin, 78772 (1615 E. Woodward St.) ....... Automation Center .......


Robert Evans

Austin, 78714-9575 (P.O. Box 149975) ....... Finance Center ....... Harlan
R. Hively

Big Spring, 79720 ....... Medical Center ....... (Vacancy)

Bonham, 75418 (Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center) ....... Medical


Center (medical and domiciliary) ....... Charles Freeman

Dallas, 75216 (4500 S. Lancaster Rd.) ....... Medical Center ....... Alan
Harper

El Paso, 79925 (5919 Brook Hollow Dr.) ....... Outpatient Clinic .......
Frank Caldwell

Fort Bliss, 79906 (5200 Fred Wilson Rd., P.O. Box 6342) ....... National
Cemetery ....... Eileen Harrison

Houston, 77030 (2002 Holcombe Blvd.) ....... Medical Center ....... Robert
Stott

Houston, 77054 (2515 Murworth Dr.) ....... Regional Office .......


Theodore W. Myatt

Houston, 77038 (10410 Veterans Memorial Dr.) ....... National Cemetery


....... Clyde Rowney

Kerrville, 78028 ....... Medical Center ....... Arnold E. Mouish

Kerrville, 78028 (VA Medical Center, 3600 Memorial Blvd.) ....... National
Cemetery ....... Maintained by VAMC
Marlin, 76661 ....... Medical Center ....... Melvin Baker

San Antonio, 78285 (7400 Merton Minter Blvd.) (Audi L. Murphy Memorial
Veterans Hospital) ....... ......do ....... Jose R. Coronado

San Antonio, 78284 (517 Paso Hondo St.) (Mail: Fort Sam Houston National
Cemetery, TX) ....... National Cemetery ....... Joe A. Ramos

San Antonio, 78209 (1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd.) (Fort Sam Houston National
Cemetery) ....... Medical Center ....... Joe A. Ramos

Temple, 76504 (Olin E. Teague Veterans Center) ....... Medical Center


(medical and domiciliary) ....... Jerry Boyd

Waco, 76711 (4800 Memorial Dr.) ....... Medical Center ....... Wallace M.
Hopkins

Waco, 76799 (1400 N. Valley Mills Dr.) ....... Regional Office ....... Lois High

UTAH:

Salt Lake City, 84147 (125 S. State St.) ....... ......do ....... Douglas
B. Wadsworth

Salt Lake City, 84148 (500 Foothill Blvd.) ....... Medical Center .......
William L. Hodson, Jr.

VERMONT:

White River Junction, 05001 ....... Medical and Regional Office Center
....... Gary DeGasta

VIRGINIA:

Alexandria, 22314 (1450 Wilkes St.) (Mail: Quantico National Cemetery, VA)
....... National Cemetery ....... Patricia K. Novak

Culpeper, 22701 (305 U.S. Ave.) ....... ......do ....... Larry Williams

Danville, 24541 (721 Lee St.) (Mail: Salisbury National Cemetery, NC)
....... ......do ....... Abe C. Stice

Hampton, 23667 ....... Medical Center (medical and domiciliary) .......


David Whatley

Hampton, 23669 (Cemetery Rd. at Marshall Ave., VA) ....... National


Cemetery ....... Homer D. Hardamon

Hampton, 23669 (VA Medical Center) (Mail: Cemetery Rd. at Marshall Ave.,
VA) ....... ......do ....... Homer D. Hardamon

Hopewell, 23860 (10th Ave. and Davis St.) (City Point National Cemetery)
(Mail: Richmond National Cemetery, VA) ....... ......do ....... Homer D.
Hardamon

Leesburg, 22075 (Balls Bluff National Cemetery) (Mail: Culpeper National


Cemetery, VA) ....... ......do ....... Larry Williams
Mechanicsville, 23111 (Route 156 N.) (Cold Harbor National Cemetery)
(Mail: Richmond National Cemetery, VA) ....... ......do ....... Homer D.
Hardamon

Richmond, 23249 (1201 Broad Rock Rd.) ....... Medical Center ....... James
Dudley

Richmond, 23231 (1701 Williamsburg Rd.) ....... National Cemetery .......


Homer D. Hardamon

Richmond, 23231 (8620 Varina Rd.) (Fort Harrison National Cemetery) (Mail:
Richmond National Cemetery, VA) ....... ......do ....... Homer D. Hardamon

Richmond, 23231 (8301 Willis Church Rd.) (Glendale National Cemetery)


(Mail: Richmond National Cemetery, VA) ....... ......do ....... Homer D.
Hardamon

Roanoke, 24011 (210 Franklin Rd. SW.) ....... Regional Office ....... James Maye

Salem, 24153 ....... Medical Center ....... John Presley

Sandston, 23150 (400 E. Williamsburg Rd.) (Seven Pines National Cemetery)


(Mail: Richmond National Cemetery, VA) ....... National Cemetery .......
Homer D. Hardamon

Staunton, 24401 (901 Richmond Ave.) (Mail: Culpeper National Cemetery, VA)
....... ......do ....... Larry Williams

Triangle, 22172 (R 619, 18424 Joplin Rd.) (Quantico National Cemetery)


....... ......do ....... Patricia K. Novak

Winchester, 22601 (401A National Ave.) (Mail: Culpeper National Cemetery,


VA) ....... ......do ....... Larry Williams

WASHINGTON:

American Lake, Tacoma, 98493 ....... Medical Center ....... Frank Taylor

Seattle, 98174 (915 2d Ave.) ....... Regional Office ....... Richard F. Murphy

Seattle, 98108 (4435 Beacon Ave., S.) ....... Medical Center .......
Joseph M. Manley

Spokane, 99205 (N. 4815 Assembly St.) ....... ......do ....... Bruce
Gordon, Acting

Walla Walla, 99362 (77 Wainwright Dr.) ....... ......do ....... Mary Ann
Coffey

WEST VIRGINIA:

Beckley, 25801 (200 Veterans Ave.) ....... ......do ....... Domenic R. Pisegna

Clarksburg, 26301 ....... ......do ....... E.L. McNeil, Jr.

Grafton, 26354 (R 2, Box 127) ....... National Cemetery ....... Terry Ellison
Pruntytown, 26354 (West Virginia National Cemetery) (Mail: Grafton
National Cemetery, WV) ....... ......do ....... Terry Ellison

Huntington, 25701 (1540 Spring Valley Dr.) ....... Medical Center .......
Phillip S. Elkins

Huntington, 25701 (640 4th Ave.) ....... Regional Office ....... Greg Mason

Martinsburg, 25401 ....... Medical Center (medical and domiciliary)


....... Thomas H. Weaver

WISCONSIN:

Madison, 53705 (2500 Overlook Ter.) (William S. Middleton Memorial


Veterans Hospital) ....... Medical Center ....... Nathan L. Geraths

Milwaukee, 53295 (5000 W. National Ave.) ....... Medical Center (medical


and domiciliary) ....... Russell E. Struble

Milwaukee, 53295 (P.O. Box 6) ....... Regional Office ....... Jon A. Baker

Milwaukee, 53295 (5000 W. National Ave.) (Wood National Cemetery) .......


National Cemetery ....... Richard A. Anderson

Tomah, 54660 ....... Medical Center ....... Robert Sellers

WYOMING:

Cheyenne, 82001 (2360 E. Pershing Blvd.) ....... Medical and Regional


Office Center ....... Frank Drake

Sheridan, 82801 ....... Medical Center ....... John Brinkers

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Sources of Information

Audiovisuals

Persons interested in the availability of VA motion pictures or exhibits


for showing outside VA may write the Director, Audio Visuals Service
(037), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington,
DC 20420. Phone, 202-482- 6793 or 6794.

Contracts and Small Business Activities

Persons seeking to do business with the Department of Veterans Affairs may


contact the Director, Acquisition Policy and Review Service (95), 810
Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420. Phone, 202-233-3296. A broch ure
Doing Business With the Department of Veterans Affairs, which describes
acquisition opportunities and contact points, is available upon request.
Persons seeking information regarding special contracting and
subcontracting programs for small, disadvant aged, 8(a) certified, and
women- and veteran-owned businesses may contact the Director, Office of
Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (005SB). Phone, 202-376-6996.

Employment
The Department of Veterans Affairs employs physicians, dentists,
podiatrists, optometrists, nurses, nurse anesthetists, physician
assistants, expanded-function dental auxiliaries, registered respiratory
therapists, certified respiratory technic ians, licensed physical
therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and licensed practical
or vocational nurses under VA's excepted merit system. This system does
not require civil service eligibility. Other professional, technical,
administrative, and clerical occupations exist in VA that do require civil
service eligibility. Persons interested in employment should contact the
Human Resources Management Office at their nearest VA facility. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for app ointments without
regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political
affiliation, or any nonmerit factor.

Freedom of Information Act Requests

Inquiries should be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Information


Resources Management, Records Management Service (723), Room 1036,
McPherson Square Building, Washington, DC 20420. Phone, 202-233-3616.

Medical Center (Hospital) Design, Construction, and Related Services

VA projects requiring services for design, construction, and other related


services are advertised in the Commerce Business Daily.
Architectural/engineering firms interested in designing VA medical center
construction projects may write to the Director, A/E Evaluation Staff
(087G). Phone, 202-233-3181. Construction contractors should address their
inquiries to the Chief, Administrative Services Division (082C). Phone,
202-233-3308. Conta ct either office at the Department of Veterans Affairs
Central Office, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420; or write to
the Chief, Supply Service, at any VA medical center or regional office
center beginning on page 527.

News Media

Representatives of the media outside Washington, DC, may contact VA


through the nearest area Office of Public Affairs:

Atlanta (404-347-3236)

Chicago (312-353-4076)

Dallas (214-767-9270)

Denver (303-980-2995)

Los Angeles (310-824-4497)

New York (212-620-6525)

National and Washington, DC, media may contact the Office of


Public Affairs in the VA Central Office, 810 Vermont Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20420. Phone, 202-273-5700.

Publications

Annual Report of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs may be obtained (in


single copies), without charge, from the Reports and Information Service
(008C2), 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420.

The 1994 VA pamphlet Federal Benefits for Veterans and


Dependents (80-94-1), is for sale by the Superintendent of Documents,
Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.

Board of Veterans Appeals Index (I-01-1), an index to appellate


decisions, is available on microfiche in annual cumulation from July 1977
through 1993. The quarterly indexes may be purchased for $7 and annual
cumulative indexes for $22.50. Annua l indexes and BVA decisions for 1992
and 1993 are also available on CD-ROM for $30. The VADEX/CITATOR of
Appellate Appellate Research Materials is a complete quarterly looseleaf
cumulation of research material which may be purchased for $175 with
binder a nd for $160 without binder. These publications may be obtained
from Promisel and Korn, Inc., Suite 480, 7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda,
MD 20814. Phone, 301-986-0650.

VA Pamphlet, A Summary of Department of Veteran Affairs Benefits


(27-82-2), may be obtained, without charge, from any VA regional office.

Interments in VA National Cemeteries, VA NCS-IS-1, provides a


list of national cemeteries and information on procedures and eligibility
for burial. Copies may be obtained without charge from the National
Cemetery System (402E), 810 Vermont Avenu e NW., Washington, DC 20420.

Persons may obtain a construction research report listing from


the Director, Management and Budget Staff (O82), Office of Facilities,
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC
20420. Phone, 202-233-3481.

Reading Room

Persons visiting Central Office, Washington, DC, to inspect, obtain


information from, or copy VA records available to the public should go to
Room 170, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., for referral. Phone, 202-233-2356.
Assistance at field stations ma y be obtained by inquiring of local
personnel.

For further information, contact the Office of Public Affairs, Department


of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420. Phone,
202-273-5700.